7/16 Gorge Wind and Events

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 July 16, 2012

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So, when I said yesterday we were back to mellow midweek Gorge today, I forget about the Slider Project’s Ro Sham Throwdown wakeskate kiteboarding contest going on at the Sandbar in Hood River all week. This is going to be a really cool show, so grab the kids and come down and watch. Or send the kids down to watch on their bikes and get some alone time! For times and events, check sliderproject.com.

They probably won’t have enough wind to run heats today, as an upper low off the coast shuts down the Gorge. Light wind this morning goes to no wind later. The offshore low moves east tomorrow, for very light wind in the morning that picks up to gusty west 21-24 through the whole Gorge tomorrow afternoon. Wednesday’s a ways out to be predicting, but it’s starting to look pretty windy, with gusty mid to upper twenties from mid-morning on through evening.

I’ve been getting a bunch of calls from my farmer friends, so here’s the rain report: We’ll be dry today, but we might get thunderstorms tomorrow evening, with the strongest chances late in the evening and overnight, It won’t be as bad as the last two rounds, but there’s still a chance of a few showers Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon.

Everyone cross your fingers that the rain falls on the bike trails and not on the cherries. It’s dusty out there, and we could sure use some rain on the Post Canyon red dirt. And finally, for everyone who loves the Seven Streams trail, remember it closes Friday, so get up there and run and ride this week! Remember that Seven Streams closes on Friday and logging operations begin next Monday.

Have an awesome day today!